Astrology forecast for Aug. 28-Sept. 10

By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

Generous Jupiter transiting into discriminating Virgo on the 27th indicates a shift in the kind of opportunities that will be presented to you within the next 11 months. But it’s a wild ride at the beginning of this week when four more Virgo planets join the party and create an extreme focus in one area of your life.

In addition, antagonistic Mars and controlling Pluto can create mega-conflicts with someone who doesn’t appreciate what you’re focused on-staying balanced will be wickedly difficult

to achieve, but it’s also a highly creative time. And watch out for communication snafus during the next three weeks after Mercury turns retrograde on

the 28th.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Jupiter brings an 11-month cycle of opportunities from health-related activities and coworkers-if you can mentally survive the next two weeks, when several planets oppose your Mars ruler and everyone seems to be testing your patience.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your Venus ruler makes a romantic transit through Virgo, but irksome Mars and Pluto energies bring growth through relationship challenges. Jupiter’s 11-month cycle, great for earth signs like bulls, emphasizes creativity, children and romance.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Haywire communications are caused by your Mercury ruler’s retrograde movement as well as clashes with aggressive Mars and controlling Pluto. On the bright side, Jupiter’s 11-month cycle heralds good fortune in your homelife.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Multiple Virgo influences dramatically highlight writing and speaking, which can be interesting/challenging for the next two weeks. During Jupiter’s 11-month cycle, look for opportunities through communication fields and travel.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Jupiter’s 11-month cycle brings terrific financial opportunities. Currently, however, your strength, finances and possibly a relationship will be tested when your Sun ruler collides with aggressive Mars and controlling Pluto. Don’t overreact.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Power is yours, with some challenges, as several planets move through your sign but collide with Mars and Pluto. Jupiter’s 11-month journey through Virgo brings an auspicious new cycle to your personal life. Time to expand your horizons.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your equilibrium will be challenged when your Venus ruler gets bounced around by Mars and Pluto-pay attention to your health. Jupiter for the next 11 months brings a spiritual awakening and opportunities through working behind the scenes.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Friends suddenly want your time and energy, which can be both fun and draining because of Pluto challenges. Finances get a boost from your Pluto ruler turning direct on the 28th. And Jupiter heralds an 11-month cycle of fortunate social contacts.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pluto in your sign turns direct on the 28th, allowing your plans to finally move forward. The current Virgo energies spotlight your career with mixed results for two weeks, but definitely for the better later on with Jupiter’s 11-month influence.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The multiple Virgo influences urge goats to expand their vision for the future, especially with Jupiter’s benevolent energy for the next 11 months. Opportunities will also come through education and foreign countries-a great time to travel.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Freedom beckons when Jupiter opposes your Uranus ruler Aug. 28 through about Sept. 2. The current Virgo influences, especially Jupiter’s 11-month cycle, signal an emotional transformation as well as financial opportunities.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Multiple Virgo influences indicate others have lots of influence in your life right now. Take advantage of Jupiter’s 11-month cycle to improve, or develop, a significant relationship. Opportunities could also come through a business partnership.